Sabre was 3 years old when he arrived at Big Cat Rescue on 7/20/95. Though he was only supposed to be here temporarily, his former owner moved and left no forwarding address.
This could have been another sad ending as most are in the exotic pet world. Luckily, we had taken Sabre in and he will have a home here for life. He is very playful and fun loving and always has a mischievous look on his face. He loves to act very silly, running about his cat-a-tat and jumping on Read More
Male DOB 1/1/03 Rescued 9/1/13
Caravel (Caracal / Lynx Hybrid)
Meet Jo Jo the Caracal Serval Hybrid
I first met JoJo the Caracal / Serval hybrid at the South Florida Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in 2005 after a hurricane had taken down the perimeter fencing and dumped piles of deadfall on the cages.
The owner, Dirk Neugebohm, had ended up in the hospital with a heart attack from trying to clean the mess up by himself.
He wrote from what he thought Read More
Operant Conditioning Video
Operant Conditioning: Big Cat Rescue’s Animal Training Program is based on operant conditioning and clicker training techniques. Operant conditioning is a type of learning in which behaviors are altered by the consequences that follow them. The behaviors are not forced, but “caught”, reinforced and therefore trained. We train only natural behaviors, no entertainment types of behaviors.
Clicker Training: Clicker training is a positive-reinforcement training system. It is Read More
Short video by Animal Coalition of Tampa about the workgroup yesterday here:
Hour long video by Big Cat Rescue coming up soon.
Taking Action for Animals June 27-30
One Weekend for Animals
Make history for animals this summer by joining us at Taking Action for Animals,
June 27 - 30 in beautiful Washington, D.C. Need a little convincing? Here are five reasons why you should register today:
5) Hear from the best: Rub elbows with leaders in animal protection Timothy Pachirat, Philip Lymbery, and Gene Read More
Chris Poole, the Media Producer for Big Cat Rescue talks about how he came to work at Big Cat Rescue, how he taught himself the trade and shares some of his insights into producing captivating video.
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As you can see from the Success Insights Wheel below, Chris Poole tested almost off the chart for strengths in the area of being Read More